Related to whereupon: thereupon, whereon


 (wâr′ə-pŏn′, -pôn′, hwâr′-)
1. On which.
2. In close consequence of which: The instructor entered the room, whereupon we got to our feet.
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sentence connector
at which; at which point; upon which
archaic upon what?
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(ˌʰwɛər əˈpɒn, -ˈpɔn, ˌwɛər-;ˈʰwɛər əˌpɒn, -ˌpɔn, ˈwɛər-)

1. upon what or upon which.
2. at or after which.
3. Archaic. upon what?
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عِنْدَئِذٍ، بعد ذلِك، من ثَمَّ
aî svo búnu
bunun üzerineondan sonradır ki


[ˈwɛərəpɒn] ADV (frm or liter) → con lo cual, después de lo cual
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hwɛərəˈpɒn] advà la suite de quoi
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˌwɛərəˈpɒn] adv (frm) → al che, dopo di che
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(weə) adverb
(to or in) which place (?). Where are you going (to)?; Do you know where we are?; Where does he get his ideas from?; We asked where to find a good restaurant.
relative pronoun
((to or in) the place) to or in which. It's nice going on holiday to a place where you've been before; This is the town where I was born; It's still where it was; I can't see him from where I am.
ˌwhereaˈbouts adverb
near or in what place(?). Whereabouts is it?; I don't know whereabouts it is.
ˈwhereabouts noun singular or plural
the place where a person or thing is. I don't know his whereabouts.
whereˈas conjunction
when in fact; but on the other hand. He thought I was lying, whereas I was telling the truth.
whereˈby relative pronoun
by which.
ˌwhereuˈpon conjunction
at or after which time, event etc. He insulted her, whereupon she slapped him.
wherˈever relative pronoun
1. no matter where. I'll follow you wherever you may go; Wherever he is he will be thinking of you.
2. (to or in) any place that. Go wherever he tells you to go.
(also where ever) used in questions or exclamations to express surprise etc. Wherever did she get that hat?
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References in classic literature ?
But the creatures ran off a second time, before I could seize them; whereupon there was a great shout in a very shrill accent, and after it ceased I heard one of them cry aloud TOLGO PHONAC; when in an instant I felt above a hundred arrows discharged on my left hand, which, pricked me like so many needles; and besides, they shot another flight into the air, as we do bombs in Europe, whereof many, I suppose, fell on my body,
But I should have mentioned, that before the principal person began his oration, he cried out three times, LANGRO DEHUL SAN (these words and the former were afterwards repeated and explained to me); whereupon, immediately, about fifty of the inhabitants came and cut the strings that fastened the left side of my head, which gave me the liberty of turning it to the right, and of observing the person and gesture of him that was to speak.
Whereupon the slave was pardoned and freed, and the Lion let loose to his native forest.
"What have I done, uncle?" he said piteously; whereupon the magician said more kindly: "Fear nothing, but obey me.
"Hadst thou offered me a thousand pounds, false prior," said the Knight, "thou wouldst not have got an inch of my land." Then turning to where his men-at-arms stood near the door, he called, "Come hither," and beckoned with his finger; whereupon the tallest of them all came forward and handed him a long leathern bag.
Whereupon being not a little discomforted, we were advising with ourselves what we should do.
I was so foolish as to persist, begging to know why, then, they were not made in two equal pieces; whereupon I was shunned.
He had been unwilling to go to bed and had made a scene; whereupon she had taken charge of him and pacified him as well as she could.
Whereupon, this accomplished swordsman, warning all hands to stand off, once more makes a scientific dash at the mass, and with a few sidelong, desperate, lunging slicings, severs it completely in twain; so that while the short lower part is still fast, the long upper strip, called a blanket-piece, swings clear, and is all ready for lowering.
Factious followers are worse to be liked, which follow not upon affection to him, with whom they range themselves, but upon discontentment conceived against some other; whereupon commonly ensueth that ill intelligence, that we many times see between great personages.
Francois followed him up, whereupon he again retreated.
Gradually, however, ill health put an end to the young man's university course; whereupon Bwikov introduced and personally recommended him to Anna Thedorovna, and he came to lodge with her on condition that he taught Sasha whatever might be required of him.